Sunday's Dump & Chase: When In Rome

I guess that's what P.K. is thinking, anyway. Maybe he can make going to Tootsies cool again! Somehow, I think making Nashville a respected hockey market may be an easier task.

Around Hockey

Two months before season opener, Avs have to answer: Who’s next behind the bench? – The Denver Post
It won't be any of the assistant coaches and they just fired their AHL coach, so the more traditional in-house solutions are all out.

Under Pressure: Dion Phaneuf – ProHockeyTalk
Fortunately he has Karlsson's corsi to balance out the fact that he's a pylon.

Alexander Radulov Reportedly Dealing With Visa Issues | Today's Slap Shot
Eh, it's August, as funny as it is.

Pat Hickey: Egocentric Roy shows again that he is no team player | Montreal Gazette
It's great that they're gotten a head start on criticizing their future coach.

Antoine Vermette: Drawing interest on open market -
He's not a bad roster addition for a team, depending on the price.

Symposium Notebook: NHL Stars Return to Classroom | USA Hockey
USA Hockey uses clips from The Mighty Ducks in their training sessions, which is why we're the greatest nation in the world.

5 'almost' NHL team names |
Arizona, you guys really should have stuck with "Jets".

Patrick Roy’s resignation feels like another loss of direction for the Avalanche -
It may feel like a "loss of direction", but at least that means they're no longer hurtling off a cliff for the moment.

Reasons for optimism, questions facing Hurricanes |
The goaltending is still going to be bad, but maybe they can score some more goals.

The All-Time Best Toronto Maple Leafs Free Agent Signing " Last Word On Sports
But what about Jimmy Vesey?